The Business of the City: Miscellaneous

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Holiday Season is Upon Us

2012 has been a challenging (yet still rewarding) year. I will be baking cookies for loved ones, recovering from a difficult semester, and catching up on my reading over the next week. 

Right now, I am reading The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, by Kate Summerscale (which I just found out has been made into a movie!) and The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics, by James Oakes. 

I am watching the seventh season of Dexter, and I also plan to see Hitchcock and Anna Karenina before the new semester begins. 
I hope that you all are able to find a bit of time to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate for the coming year, and I  want to wish everyone healthy and happy holidays!

All best,


Saturday, December 1, 2012

We Are Greater Than AIDS

Of all the tragic/
Ravages and betrayals/
Lack of hope hurts most.

The cities where I live and work (Plainfield and Newark, respectively) are again among the top ten cities with the highest number of HIV/AIDS infections in the state of New Jersey.As I have done annually since I began blogging about our city, I am posting information about what is being done to combat HIV/AIDS--clicking HERE will take you to last year's blog post.

Click HERE for more info on WAD 2012.